Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.

OUR PROGRAMS

Girls on the Run of the Big Bend (GOTRBB) is an independent council of Girls on the Run, International, which has a network of over 200 councils in the U.S. and Canada. GOTRBB was founded in 2013. Our first season was launched in 2014 with 25 girls and 7 coaches at 2 sites. By the end of spring 2017, GOTRBB served 802 girls at 54 sites over 7 seasons including Title I schools in Leon County.

Girls on the Run International was established in 1996 in Charlotte, North Carolina by Molly Barker. What started with thirteen girls in one school has grown to over 200 councils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. With the help of almost 100,000 volunteers, Girls on the Run served nearly 180,000 girls in 2015, including our millionth girl! Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 end-of-season 5K events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run 5K series the largest in the country. Girls on the Run has also expanded to include middle school girls through Heart & Sole, a program dedicated to the unique needs of adolescent girls.

core values

Recognize our POWER and RESPONSIBILITY to be INTENTIONAL in our decision making

Embrace our DIFFERENCES and find STRENGTH in our CONNECTEDNESS

Express JOY, OPTIMISM AND GRATITUDE through our words, thoughts
and actions

LEAD with an OPEN HEART and assume POSITIVE INTENT

NURTURE our physical, emotional and spiritual HEALTH

STAND UP for ourselves and others

our people

OUR STAFF

Ericka McKibbin

Executive Director


I love Girls on the Run because it gives girls power and voice over their lives.

Ashley Mayo

Program Coordinator


Being a GOTR Coach was one of the best experiences of my life. I love meeting and training new coaches, seeing them fall in love with the program, spreading love and joy to their teams, and continuing to coach for seasons after.

We're always considering passionate individuals to join our team and help us inspire more girls in the Big Bend area.

Current Opportunities
Our Board

Michelle Winokur

Board Chair

Florida Department of Financial Services

Phaedra Harris

Board Co-Chair

Florida State University

Tiffany Roddenberry

Board Secretary

Holland & Knight

Betsy Miller

Board Treasurer

WFSU

Molly Weller

Board Member

Office of the Governor

Kyle Sill

Board Member

Florida First District Court of Appeals

Jovita Woodrich

Board Member

Volunteer Florida

Ludmilla DeFaria

Board Member

Florida State University/Health Services

At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of girls each year.

Board Opportunities

Big Bend
PO Box 13686
Tallahassee, FL 32317

850-509-7728

info@gotrbigbend.org